Welcome to the official travel guide for the capital of Greenland

Nuuk is the capital of Greenland, balancing commerce and culture with fresh air and stunning views. Nuuk's embrace of both the traditional and modern can be seen in the city's dynamic cultural life and way of life. The city bursts with local entrepreneurs, nature oriented foods and sustainable activities, that makes this city an ideal destination for eco tourists.

While Nuuk hosts a distinctly urban feel (despite its small size), nature is never far. The iconic mountains of Quassussuaq/Lille Malene and Ukusisaat/Store Malene can be tackled on a hike just outside of downtown. It's not long after departing Nuuk Harbour that the fjord transitions to a true wilderness of snow-capped mountains and barren islands.

Colourful Nuuk

Maybe you wonder, what is Nuuk actually like? What are the people like? What does it look like? What can you do here? What does "Colourful" even refer to?

Well, stop wondering and click the video on the left. In this light hearted clip the people of Nuuk give you a tour around town so you learn exactly what you can expect and get an impression of why, we call it Colourful Nuuk.

@colourful_nuuk Instagram

  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Did you know, that the word kayak originally comes from the Greenlandic word qajaq? That is because the kayak was invented by Inuits! This shot is also from the national day, where there is an annual show of kayak skills. Photo by @ireimer73 #qajaq #inuit #sport #kayak #nuuk #nunarput #greenland #summer #june #colourful_nuuk #colourfulnuuk #travelphotography #instamoment #ilovegreenland #greenlandpioneer #exploregreenland #arctic #arcticsummer
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Today we are reposting some of your great pictures from yesterday's celebration of the Greenlandic National Day! Every year the celebration takes off with a procession of flags, smiling people and colours! Photo: @christiansolbeck #colourfulnuuk #ilovegreenland @colourful_nuuk @ilovegreenland #nuuk #nationalday #arctic #flag #35mm #greenlandphoto #35mmphoto #greenlandpioneer #photojournalism #pictureoftheday #grønland #35mmphotography #onassignment #canon #canonnordic #travel #culturetravel ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Last night #nuuk rocked to the Nanoq '17 Music festival and today the party continues as the entire Greenland come together to celebrate the National Day. A day of singing, dancing, seal catching competition and most important of all - celebrating Greenlandic culture! And you are all invited to the party. Keep up in our story for today to see live recordings 🇬🇱🇬🇱🇬🇱 Photo by: @nunafoto #greenland #greenlandpioneer #colourfulnuuk #nationalday #thediscoverer #lukasgraham #music #concert ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Welcome summer! when going for at hike grab your best macro lense and explore the untouched jungle of the mountains. If you need a little help to identify the plants afterwards, then you can find posters and books about the Greenlandic flora at the #atuagkat book store. #colourfulnuuk #greenland #ilovegreenland #nuuk #greenlandpioneer #flora #macro #macrophoto #nature #naturephotography #ilovenature #hikingpics #hiking #green #fauna #plantlover #modernoutdoors #thediscoverer #discover
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    More pictures from the supportive gathering yesterday. The attendants sang songs, held speaches and send so much love. ❤️ Photo: @nunafoto #greenlandpioneer #greenland #nuugaatsiaq #nuuk #amisut #colourfulnuuk #nuuk #love #spreadlove #uummannaq #earthquake #tsunami
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    We send all our thoughts and love to the victims of the tsunami and earthquake in the Uummannaq area in North Greenland. Yesterday the citizens of Nuuk gathered to show their sympathy and show that you are never alone. ❤️ since this disaster the people of Greenland has shown so much support, starting collections of clothes and supplies. Photo: @aningaaqrc . #gathering #helponeanother #amisut #nuuk #nuugaatsiaq #greenland #greenlandpioneer #tsunami #love #colourfulnuuk #youareneveralone #showlove
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Midnigth sun at its finest. These views show up, in the middle of the nights in the summer so stay awake and head out for breathtaking skies. If you want to make sure you get the best photo, join one of the photo tours with @vhdesign_vagnhansen Photo by @nunafoto #sunset #colourfulnuuk #greenlandpioneer #igtravel #instamoment #instatravel #greenland #weather #wanderlust #drvejret #natgeo #natgeoit #natgeotravel #sunpillar #lightpillar #instagram #instaweather #ilovenuuk #alliceland ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    The whales are returning to the fjords of Nuuk - just this week there has been jumping hump backs and playful sperm whales just outside the city. You can enjoy them both from the shore or from boat - just reach out to the boat charter companies like @nuukwatertaxi, @arcticboatcharter or @tupilaktravel. Photo: @greenlandic_nurse #thesimplelife #naturewild #whalespotting #weekendtrip #amazing #wildlife #nuuk #greenland #colourfulnuuk #fjordsafari #greenlandpioneer #travelgram #explore #wanderlust ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Sermitsiaq and the suburb Nussuaq in lovely sunshine. Today the temperatures are summerly and the sun is strong. In fact so strong that it is much easier to get a sun burn than other places. So remember sunscreen and sunglasses when you explore the landscape. Photo by @filipgielda - #nuuk #greenland #colourfulnuuk #mountain #sermitsiaq #placestovisit #beautifuldestinations #landscape #wonderful_places #wanderlust #summer #arctic #travel #instatravel #wanderlust #explore #travelgram ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Say hi to Hanne and Hanne who are using their visit time in #colourfulnuuk hiking around Lille Malene mountain: they have a small piece of advice. #travel #colourfulnuuk #nuukyorkcity #explore #wanderlust #instatravel #travelgram #arctic #greenland #greenlandpioneer #visitnuuk #nuuktourism #visitgreenland #hiking #girlsgonehiking #nature #naturelovers
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Welcome to Kobbefjorden - a long narrow fjord just south of #nuuk. The bottom of the fjord can be reached in 30-45 minutes by boat - and that is the trip showed in the #timelapse. The fjord is a great fishing spot for #arcticchar in July. Also you can reach the fjord by foot on challenging hike! In the winter #kangtourism opens it ski area, where you can spend a few days off piste skiing on the steep slopes and enjoy the enchanting northern lights from the warmth of the nearby huts. ...
  • Nuuk Centrum
    Nuuk Centrum
    Welcome to Nuuk @steve_ryder2. Steve has captured one of the more hidden views from Nuuk - the Atlantic harbour! Find it by following the Main Street down a loooooong hill. Climb the big, red stair case you see on the right. Remember - taking breaks for pictures does not count as breaks to catch your breath! 👌🏻#greenland 🇬🇱 #nuuk Visiting with @regentholidays #myregentmoment #lppostcardsisland @ilovegreenland #arctic #capitalcities @colourful_nuuk @travelerscenturyclub #view #harbour #travel ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    No matter how you explore nature in #colourfulnuuk is all about views, mountains and fjords. Only your imagination sets the boundaries. Like hiking then go with @nuukadventure, like sailing try out @tupilaktravel, @arcticboatcharter or @nuukwatertaxi. And if you are into helicopter then @air_greenland_official and @airzafari_greenland is your best team mate. Also try out more adventurous activities like kayaking, off post skiing, hunting or fishing! #colourfulnuuk #colourfulflying #as350 ...

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